President Mummadu Buhari has finalize plans to meet African Maritime leaders under the aegis of Association of African Maritime Administration (AAMA) come 20th April, 2017.

The meeting which is put in place to brainstorm on ways in which Africa can come together to maximize the economic opportunities of the continent’s large ocean is part of the third edition of AAMA Conference being organized by Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency (NIMASA) in conjunction with the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).

The meeting will attract participation of over 32 African countries, as well as other maritime countries across the globe with representative from IMO and major shipping Line operators.

Increased interest in growing the maritime industry and need to evolve a stronger economy by boosting non-oil revenue sources is a major part of the Buhari Government economic policy thrust, hence the Federal Government’s huge interest in encouraging greater cooperation among African nation to enable them make the best of the opportunity.

President Buhari who had earlier approved the participation of Nigeria through NIMASA in the International Maritime Organization (IMO) council election coming later in the year, will also address the conference on certain policy directions of his administration as it concerns the maritime industry. The President will also be unveiling the new NIMASA brand during the three day event.

A statement issued by NIMASA’s head of corporate communications, Isichei Osamgbi explained that AAMA Conference will also feature notable speakers like the Secretary General of IMO, Mr. Kitack Lim, Chief Executive Officer of South African Maritime and Safety Agency (SAMSA), Sobaitu Tilayi, Malaysian Maritime Authority and European maritime association among others.